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Indianapolis military families enlist the List when loved ones serve

Hiring a reliable service provider can be a difficult matter when a loved one serves overseas, but Angie's List can help on the Indianapolis homefront.

Native plants benefit you and the environment

Incorporating native plants into your landscaping not only adds visual appeal, but it also can enhance your ecosystem and improve the environment.

10 environmentally friendly tips to improve your lawn

Some current lawn care practices are proving to be costly to our environment and our wallet. One highly rated provider shares 10 environmentally friendly tips.

Stop killing your grass! 5 tips your lawn wants you to follow

Have dandelions got the best of your lawn? Does it look more like a desert than a green oasis? Check out these tips to water, fertilize and maintain your grass.

Lakefront Landscaper

Lakefront landscaping

Landscaping can be a challenge in ordinary circumstances, but lakefront landscaping poses additional challenges from sloping and floodplain issues. What ideas will help you create your perfect lakefront escape?

Learn about your homeowner's association before you buy

If you drive through a development and don't see any RVs or basketball hoops, odds are they're not allowed by the homeowner's association, and judges aren't sympathetic.

Recycle leaf waste for healthier plants

Gardening writer C.L. Fornari focuses on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. She gives advice on how you can put your bags of fallen leaves to good use as organic fertilizer.Recycle leaf waste for healthier plants. 

Fall lettuce a tasty treat for Southeast gardeners

Ellen Goff, a gardening writer for Angie’s List, gives tips on growing cool-weather greens in your Southeast landscape.

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Land Surveyor

Why land surveys are crucial for home buyers

Land surveys can help property buyers avoid future headaches such as boundary disputes. A highly rated Alabama-based land surveyor provider explains how.

Fall planting tips for the Southwest

Jacqueline Soule, who writes about gardening in the Southwest for Angie’s List, explains why fall planting is crucial for better plant growth.

Is surveying your property worth the cost?

Don't trust fences or estimates. Before you buy or build, hire a land surveyor to make sure your property is properly measured.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvment projects.

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Lawn Service

Indianapolis military families enlist the List when loved ones serve

Hiring a reliable service provider can be a difficult matter when a loved one serves overseas, but Angie's List can help on the Indianapolis homefront.

10 environmentally friendly tips to improve your lawn

Some current lawn care practices are proving to be costly to our environment and our wallet. One highly rated provider shares 10 environmentally friendly tips.

How to keep your dog from damaging your lawn

Does your lawn look shoddy due to the family dog using it as a toilet? Get tips to protect your grass from dog urine, and learn to train your dog.

What is thatch and how does it impact my lawn?

Many times, after a tough winter with a lot of snow, lawns develop thatch problems. One provider explains the reason for this and what can be done to avoid it.

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Fountain Installer

Fountains

Fountains can add a tranquil component to any backyard landscape or outdoor living space. Learn what styles are available and what it takes to have one installed in your yard.

Adding fountains, ponds and waterfalls to your backyard

The sound and movement of water is transforming, especially in the garden. Angie's List contractors discuss home water features that can liven up your yard, such as fountains, ponds and waterfalls.

Winterize your ponds and fountains

Jo Ellen Myers Sharp, the Hoosier Gardener, gives advice on how to winterize water features in the yard. Preparing features such as water gardens, ponds, waterfalls for winter helps avoid damage from freezing and thawing water.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvment projects.

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Lawn Irrigation

Stop watering the driveway! 8 ways to fine-tune your irrigation system

How to fine-tune your lawn irrigation system to keep plants and grass thriving, and conserve water through proper watering techniques

Winterize your lawn irrigation system to avoid spring headaches

If you’ve invested thousands of dollars in a lawn irrigation system, you need to take action now to keep from having to spend hundreds or thousands more next year.

Make sure your irrigation system is ready for spring

Spring is just around the corner and soon irrigation systems will be showering water onto Indianapolis-area lawns to help bring their color back to green.

What is the best time to water my lawn?

One highly rated provider explains how to best use your sprinkler system to water your grass throughout the year to create a healthy, vibrant lawn.

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Paving Contractor

Hardscaping

Creating a unique look for your yard means more than just cut grass, trimmed shrubbery and pretty flowers. Hardscaping, the creation of any man-made structures on your lawn, is just as crucial for overall appearance.

Infographic: How to build a tranquility garden in your backyard

Looking to transform your boring backyard? Need a place to sit and relax? Get tips and pricing information for building a tranquility garden in your backyard.

How can hardscaping benefit my lawn and landscape?

Hardscaping is the use of hard materials such as rock, stone, concrete and pavers. One highly rated provider explains why hardscaping my benefit your lawn.

9 ways to utilize pavers in your home's landscape

Paving stones can be a lovely compliment to your garden, patio and outdoor spaces. One highly rated provider shares 9 ways to utilize them in your landscape.

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Lawn Treatment

How to keep your dog from damaging your lawn

Does your lawn look shoddy due to the family dog using it as a toilet? Get tips to protect your grass from dog urine, and learn to train your dog.

Stop killing your grass! 5 tips your lawn wants you to follow

Have dandelions got the best of your lawn? Does it look more like a desert than a green oasis? Check out these tips to water, fertilize and maintain your grass.

How to keep crabgrass out of your lawn

Sneaky crabgrass can quickly dominate your lawn. Find out why cultivating healthy, vibrant turf is your best protection against crabgrass infestation.

Don't let grubs destroy your lawn

Grubs are one of the most common lawn pests in the country and can destroy your grass. Learn how to protect your lawn and keep grubs at bay.

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Landscape Lighting

Outdoor lighting options to illuminate your home and landscape

Outdoor lighting can add a lot to your home and landscape. One highly rated provider shares the different options homeowners have to illuminate their home.

6 questions to ask before hiring an outdoor lighting designer

How do you choose an outdoor lighting designer and installer that fits your needs? One highly rated provider shares six questions to ask before making a hire.

3 landscaping tips to repel burglars

Highly rated professionals provide landscaping tips that increase home security and should make the home less appealing to potential burglars.

Are you a landscape lighting polluter?

Landscape lighting designers provide tips to avoid glare, nuisance lighting and light pollution that bothers neighbors and interferes with the night sky view.

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Lawn Mower Repair

Lawn mower repair

The average suburban lawn mower is a true workhorse, but you might not be maintaining it as well as you should. Here are some practical tips on troubleshooting common problems, how to make some repairs yourself and how to maintain your mower so it keeps performing well year after year.

How to avoid a fire hazard created by your lawn mower gasoline

Ethanol in gasoline can cause many serious problems to the small engines used on lawn mowers. One highly rated provider explains how to avoid the danger.

How much does a new lawn mower cost?

Need a new lawn mower? This guide shows the pros and cons, and breaks down the costs for push, self-propelled, riding, electric and reel lawn mowers.

How to replace a lawn mower pull cord

Replacing a lawn mower pull cord is a task most DIY homeowners can handle on their own - here's a step by step guide to changing a faulty cord, and getting your mower back up and running again.

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Leaf Removal Service

Leaf Removal

Leaf removal is a necessary chore for every homeowner. Typically, it's a task you can handle yourself, but if you really want your lawn spic-and-span, there are a growing number of professionals ready to assist.

Should you rake leaves or leave them?

To rake or not to rake? That's the question come fall. So another seasonal question worth asking is whether to take the time and risk the blisters to rake leaves yourself or hire some help.

Why hire a lawn care company for leaf removal?

Hiring a lawn care company for leaf removal is ideal for the elderly and those with health problems or large yards. Plus it helps the lawn thrive in the spring.

Hire landscaping pros for leaf removal

Save time and avoid aches and pains by hiring a professional to clean up your landscape by removing leaves and lawn debris.

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Landscape Mulch Delivery

Mulch and topsoil

Mulch can be a lot of different things, but at its core it exists as a material that is applied to landscaping, walking paths and flower beds for aesthetic purposes, to suppress weed growth, retain moisture and supply nutrients to soil through decay. Topsoil is the nutrient-rich, uppermost layer of soil that is ideal for gardening and planting.

Webster landscaper revives dead lawn

Homeowner praises Trademark Landscape, a highly rated Houston-area landscaping company, for reviving her lawn that was damaged during the drought of 2012.

Give your yard a mulch makeover

Have you ever wondered what is in mulch, or how much mulch to buy? Angie's List spoke to McCarty Mulch & Stone of Indianapolis about the different types of mulch, avoiding the mulch volcano and whether you should buy mulch by the bag or the yard.

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Roto Tilling Service

Rototillers

A rototiller is an efficient tool for breaking up large areas of soil for planting and cultivation. This guide provides tips for operating a rototiller, ideal soil conditions for tilling and hiring a professional.

Rototilling nourishes spring gardens

Rototilling is a great way to prepare gardens and flower beds for spring planting.

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Tree Service

Tree care and services

Trees grow slowly so you can't afford to make a mistake by planting them in the wrong location or overlooking something that puts the tree at risk. Tree care is something most homeowners can do on their own, but an expert should be called if a tree is showing signs of disease or if limbs need to be removed.

Apple trees need care for bountiful fruit

Make sure the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Arborists offer pruning and other tips to keep apple trees in tip-top shape to produce healthy fruit.

Hiring to trim trees? A how-to guide

Follow these tips to find a tree service that will clip with care and leave you with dollars for the rest of your landscape.

How to tell if you have a dying tree

If you’re wondering whether your tree is dying, two highly rated tree experts explain a few outward indicators that your tree could be near the end of its life.

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Greenhouses

Add flair to holiday decorating with orchids

Once exclusive high-priced plants, orchids are popular for holiday decorating and are now affordable for even the most casual flower enthusiast.

Get to know your garden center’s return policy

The Indianapolis-based Angie's List gardening expert, known as the Hoosier Gardener, shares why you should find out what your local nursery will guarantee before you buy.

How to select the right trees for optimum curb appeal

Increase your home’s curb appeal by choosing trees that play up the existing beauty of the property, while leveraging opportunities to expand the desire of potential buyers.

Northwestern homeowners go vertical with gardens

Green building advocates incorporate vertical green walls to home gardens.

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